Just can’t get enough: Long days of light

June 29, 2016

in Living in Sweden,Stockholm

midsommar The clouds at 12.17 in the morning.


midsommar It’s 12.39 am, so it is beginning to get lighter.


Even after living in Stockholm for over 11 years, I am still deeply, totally and completely fascinated by the long days of light this time of year. While the official sunrise is at 3.30 in the morning and sunset is after 10, it does not completely get dark the way it does in winter. The sunlight tends to wake me up around 4 am and that’s when I get up, marvel over the amazing fact that it’s light at 4 am, and then put on my eye shades and go back to sleep with a smile.

This time of year, there’s no place that I would rather be. It’s magical, intoxicating ¬†and impossible to resist.

It’s also hard to describe. So instead, check out the photos with the time added. No filters. Just the light. Are you as enchanted as I am?

midsommar The light at 9.08 pm.


10.25 on midsommar. 10.25 on midsommar.


10.30 pm from the front window. 10.30 pm from the front window.


Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: